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August 21, 2014

Homework Help: Criminal Justice

Posted by Kaley on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 12:10pm.

As a detective with a local law enforcement department, you are one of the first to arrive at the scene of a drive-by shooting, which resulted in the death of a teenage male. The shooting occurred at a corner gas station of a low-income neighborhood. A number of witnesses approach you, including a child who was playing outside; a hearing-impaired, visually shaken man who was pumping gas at the station; and a group of young gang members, upset by their friend’s murder.



Before you get out of your car, you pause to think about communication.



<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Discuss potential communication barriers that you might encounter and how you might overcome them.



You get out of your car and look around the crime scene.



<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Indicate the impact your nonverbal communications may have while interacting with other officers, witnesses, and possible suspects.



You want to interview your witnesses.



<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Describe the interviewing process you would follow for each witness.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->How do you go about speaking with the hearing-impaired man, the child, and the gang members?



After gathering all your information, you go back to the police department.



<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Discuss the technology used throughout the investigation and in the courtroom.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->What are the ethical issues to consider?



At the office, you begin to write your report.



<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Compose a report based on the who, what, when, where, why, and how information available.


After all of the information is reviewed and you have followed up on leads, you have a possible suspect for the murder. When arresting the suspect, he suddenly takes a hostage. Address the following:



<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Conflict resolution

<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Subsequent interrogation

<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Associated legal issues

<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Writing a press release



Your suspect is finally charged with murder and pleads not guilty. A trial is set, and you attend it.



ā—¸ Who are the key participants in this trial? Discuss credibility issues.

ā—¸ What role will you play in the trial, if any?

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